Affiliation: University of Turku
- Integrin chains beta1 and alphav as prognostic factors in human metastatic melanomaJohanna Nikkola
Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
Melanoma Res 14:29-37. 2004..0033). Our results suggest that beta1 and alphav integrin chains are independently expressed in metastatic melanoma and may have an effect on the metastatic potential of melanoma cells...
- High serum levels of matrix metalloproteinase-9 and matrix metalloproteinase-1 are associated with rapid progression in patients with metastatic melanomaJohanna Nikkola
Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, Turku University Hospital, Finland
Clin Cancer Res 11:5158-66. 2005..In the present work, we have studied the prognostic significance of serum levels of gelatinase B (MMP-9), collagenase-1 (MMP-1), and collagenase-3 (MMP-13) in patients with advanced melanoma...
- High expression levels of collagenase-1 and stromelysin-1 correlate with shorter disease-free survival in human metastatic melanomaJohanna Nikkola
Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, Turku University Central Hospital, Turku, Finland
Int J Cancer 97:432-8. 2002..0284). Our findings suggest that MMP-1 and -3 may have a special role in melanoma metastasis formation and thus they could be used to measure the biological activity of the disease...